Top Tips for sticking to your new year’s resolutions
Tip 1: Make goals a reality
When something is important to us we keep a record of it, we write it down, we stick it to the fridge or mark it in our calendar. Get your goal out of your head and into your visible daily life where you can be reminded of its importance.
Tip 2: Be clear
Okay so you want to eat better, great! But how are you going to do it? What will you eat, where won’t you shop, when are your indulgence days, who do you need to tell for support? A goal without a plan is like a map with no words – it makes for a difficult journey.
Tip 3: Create milestones
Goals are rarely realised in one giant leap, so break down the steps along the way. Set reward stages which mark your progress and reinforce determination. If your goal is to save £5K, give yourself a special gift every time you get £500 closer.
Tip 4: Focus on bonus prizes
Keep in mind that the actual attainment of goals is not always the most exciting aspect. Ask yourself why you want the promotion at work, why you want to move house, what will these things enable you to do? For maximum inspiration, pay attention to the outcome of your goals – not just the goals themselves.